During a segment focused on discussing Monday’s mass shooting at a Washington Navy Yard, Fox and Friends’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck, suggested perhaps some sort of national violent video game ownership registry should be created.
I have an even better idea, mandatory videogame sessions for all Fox news employees with a wide range of videogames for them to play, so they can see that videogames aren't just killing simulations. Maybe then we will get some less biased media.
the people suggest bs corrupted news station registry. violence and murder was along b4 videogames, if anything it keeps people safe n sound in their home. ppl who are gonna murder, are gonna murder. do pedophiles and rapest watch a lot of porn? yes. the sick and twisted violence murder and rape has to do with chemical imbalances in the brain. do i like fighting? yes, i use to box. do i play a lot of fighting games and watch a lot of fighting videos on youtube? yes. do i go around ramdomly punching people in the face for no reason, or even try n start fights? no. hell ive been interest in violence, grusome movies, games since i was a kid and grew up in a violent and drug infected household and im actually a pretty good person. it all depends on the person/mentality.
Old farts (ie. all of Fox News' audience, average age being over 65) have blamed all media for the world's problems. Back in the 50 and 60's it was rock and roll, then comic books, then rap music in the 90's, then videogames of today. It's nothing new, and it will never go away.
Fox Noise is the absolute worst propaganda machine in America. They don't even remotely report a resemblance of reality. It's just all misinformation fear mongering to fuel ignorance. You want to see Elisabeth Hasselbecks head explode? Ask her why isn't there this level of violence in all the other countries video games are sold. Facts make zealots go BOOM.
I love how people jump on Fox News (Obviously you should jump all over this woman for being ignorant) when the people the are the biggest advocates against Video games are on the left ie Hillary Clinton, Jack Thompson and the rest of those idiots. I know its easy to go with the mainstream and hate fox news, but you need to look more often at the politicians and see who leans towards them and their ideas ie CNN, MSNBC, CBS and the like. I, for one, listen to WMAL (Yes, Conservative radio) and whenever this topic is brought up (which isn't very often) Chris Plante, Sean Hannity and so forth always dismiss it as ridiculous, and compare it to calling the guns bad instead of the murderers, Conservatives are for holding the criminal/murderer/pedophile accountable, not the tools he uses or blaming the media he absorbs. Just a thought.
You know what would happen if they catalogued every single person that owned violent video games, and showed all of these registered people on the internet. The ENTIRE UNITED STATES would be covered with over 100 million marks. That solves nothing. 1 out of every 3 people, you would supposedly have to "watch your back" for.
@XB1_PS4 The United States Government do not have the funds to do so
Common sense is not Fox News forte, or common knowledge for that matter.
i just got back from GameStop to pick up my copy of GTA5, and 3 mom's bot the same game for some 10 year old. Why is this not on the news?!?
all i know is that i have been playing video games since i was about 5 and i'm 21 now. within this time frame i have killed all of 0 people, and have never had the desire to do so. fox acts like killing is some new fad, people have been killing each other before recorded history. they do realize that it's actually less violent today then it was in the past? when i play games like grand theft auto i run virtual people over with a car, throw grenades into groups of people, and have sex with prostitutes kill them and get my money back. i have never done any of these things in real life and never will i. what i want to know is do they blame violence on movies and tv shows, because they are just as violent if not more so. if a person wants to kill they will do it o matter what type of media they partake in, it's just oin them to kill.
Ummm isn't this what the ESRB is for??
That's what I was thinking......isn't that the exact purpose of the ERSB? GTA5 has a sticker with a M that states is has violence, sex, not for kids etc etc etc.
What parent follows that?
@God I've seen parents at GameStop say they won't buy a game for a kid if he gives them a M rated one. I've also seen parents that will buy their kids M rated games when the sales associate tells them that it's rated M. I even saw a mother buy her kid GTA 5 this evening even though the manager told her it wasn't appropriate for children and was particularly violent. In the end, broad generalizations don't mean much. Not every parent is bad, and not every kid is incapable of handling mature content. Looking from the outside on any of the above instances is no way to tell the psychological profile of anyone.
Yes, create a registry for every person who owns violent video games in the US. Just as long as noone ever dares to suggest that firearms may be registered... that would undoubtedly lead to confiscation and with it to loss of liberty... The cops should know about everyone who plays GTA but don't give them the power to even get the name of someone who walks on the street with a loaded AR15. Second Amendment ftw!
Most states require that firearms be registered. Been that way for quite a while.
Key word there is "most" I live in florida where I have the right to go buy or sell a gun (handgun, shotgun, AR15) in cash without any paper work or background checks. Most deffenitly not on any sort of lists! Sounds crazy, but this is America where we can do that no big deal. Remember, violent video are bad!!!!
Define 'registered'. At most you have to perform a background check and the officials are by law required to delete the supplied information within 24 hours - nationwide. Maybe some counties have special regulations to keep it on file but most certainly not on an official basis. The dealer is required to keep your form on file but there is no registry. The fear of creating a national registry is one of the things that killed Obama's latest push for improved background checks. The only weapons that require registration with the fed are full automatic firearms, which coincidentally have hardly been used in crimes since the moment they had to be registered.
This https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW50... What boggles the mind oh he has a games console it must be a games fault. We could easiley say he has The Matrix movie that made him do it or he has a bible he is a right wing extremist.
While I am totally on your side as fas as that games don't make killers, I think the image doesn't really help. It just makes gamers look ignorant. Of course you can learn the rules of football by playing those games. You can learn about anatomy from a well made operation-game. You can learn about the law from a good game too, just as much as you can learn recipes from a cooking game. I also think that you can learn details about firearm-usage and maybe even tactics from a game... but there is an inbuilt mechanism in most humans that inhibits us from taking other lives. I don't believe a video game alone can in any way get rid of this inhibition. Also, there are surveys that show that 97% of Americans play some sort of video games... how the hel would you find a shooter that didn't play video games... The FBI had a study that showed that violent crime felons where not overly interested in violent video games... more of them were into violent books... Prohibit reading already!
Blaming violent video games again? O_o
Registering people who play violent video games? I say we just sterilize the stupid people in the country so they can't reproduce and create more stupid people with moronic ideas...This lady can be the first in that process to a better world.
she said more susceptible, that means everyone is affected more twoards violence when playing them to different degrees, which is just insane. Good people drink alcohol, so do bad people. Lets blame the individuals and policies that made it too easy for them to steal or get a gun.
So they are dead set against a registry for people who actually own things that can kill but they want a registry for specific types of entertainment? Whats next, a registry for people who watch porn? Next time they say the word freedom or liberty someone needs to slap this crap out of them immediately.
I find the hypocrisy of this amazing. They want freedom and not have the 2nd amendment infringed but then want to create a db of people who purchase video games? I do like FOX news better than any of the others but this is not going to win them any points. They need to shut up about this subject they get wrong far too often. I still remember when Geoff when on there and schooled them on the Mass Effect "controversy" they tried to create.
It's funny the posts on here show just the kind of emotional reaction they were looking for. Creating "controversy" just like you said. They aren't really much worse than other news organizations, only more blatantly ridiculous.
Don't confuse one dumb comment with freedom loving people
Fox news need to go to
If you watch IGN GTA V spoiler free tour video they did mention that at the end of the game. After the credit roll. The game will display the type of person you are. My question is does RockStar keep record of what you do in the game? What if NSA access GTA V online record and can see what type of person you are? Or if someone play a lot of video game commit a crime and FBI look at your record and see that you play GTA V you like doing bad thing in the game. The media will no doubt blame GTA V for it.
How about a bad parent registry? Info on games is easy to find. Bad parents are worse.
How the hell do we petition to get of fox from off cable providers?
Stop watching, if their ratings go in the toilet then they have no choice but to change.
Ahem... So what about dem... Gun laws? Ever gonna do a thing about that? ...oh, no? You're just gonna blame everything again on what's popular right now?
Blaming it on guns and wanting to ban them so you won't see another mass murdering is also ignorant. For example, Jack the Ripper didn't need a gun to have a murder count of 10+. We live with people that can mentally break and do crazy things, it's just how it will always be. But putting your anger on an object that isn't proven to influence you isn't going to solve the problem. The problem is that we have to learn to accept it and hope it doesn't happen again. Death happens unexpectedly, no matter what the murder weapon is or what caused it.
I get what you're trying to say, but why do Fox and the like focus purely on videogames? Yes, videogames can influence violence, but what other form of media doesn't? All types of media can influence violence. Books, paintings, movies, TV, Internet, comic books (which they did blame before several decades ago), etc. News reporters are journalists, right? Why don't they actually do personal research, instead of relying on some so-called "videogame expert" that probably did little to no actual and personal research and study?
It's actually part of FOX's and the general media's plan to use methods like this to sway the person affected into a specific direction. What they're doing here is that they're playing a reverse psychological trick that goes like this, "I'm pretending to be stupid, please correct me so you can see the picture." Prompting you to see the picture they want you to: "They shouldn't give a registry check for video games, they should do it on guns instead!" And they would have accomplished their purpose. See, they clearly became specific of the issue, making one idea obviously stupid but you went and connected the dot and called another a more proper one. Let's be honest here, we all know that was stupid for them to say. Truth be told, a majority of news media supports gun control. A study was made that proved this case. http://www.onenewsnow.com/m... This is FOX's subtle way of supporting gun control. They get paid to say idiotic comments to make another idea similar to the one they brought up far less stupid. You are a victim of this because you relate as a video gamer and puts you into the conversation. Me...I'm just pointing out what the truth is. Banning anything isn't the answer because it's not supported that banning A or B stops killing because C is still presently there. And if you ban A, B, or C, you're taking your freedom away. A is guns, B is video games, then C would someday be internet, or movies, maybe your right to be outside without registering first into a computer everyday? Then ban C, what's next? The media likes to pick stories to sway the general audience into an idea. Why is killing always a story highlight over something positive like a cure or a new invention for better living? They want you to panic and go to what you and they think is the best choice for our future. But, I'm going to protect the freedom of carrying guns, cause if they ban that, what's next on the list? Hope you understand someday.
So a gun registry infringes on "liberty and freedom", but a game registry is a good idea. Classic Fox News.
Fox news is full of cunts. They said Atheist should leave our country(America)
Wow I never even heard about them saying that till now. Only fox news could act like a group should be removed from the country known as "the melting pot of the world." People can say what they want about fox news, but they certainly bring lots of ignorance at times.
really? I can't stand Faux News. http://www.huffingtonpost.c...
I feel like bettering the gun ownership registry is a much less stupid idea.
Howcome nobody ever blames Justin Bieber?
Typical FOX hysteria. I wonder what sort of caffeine these people drink..
Whats sad is that its not the Fox news I knew it was back in the early 2000s when they told the right things. Now its just stupidity.
I'm sorry but it is not video games fault that the man had access to a gun and did all those awful things. If you take away the weapon, even if they have motive their wrong doings are restricted. I hate to bring up other countries but Europe and the UK have severe gun control and there is not nearly as many shootings as there are in areas that do not have gun control. If you take away the gun, not a shot can be fired.
Where there is a will there is a way. Ban a gun, use a knife. ban a knife, use explosives. Ban explosives, use fire....see what I'm getting at. How many people die by car accidents? People texting/eating/drunk. Ban cars. Instead of holding people accountable for their own dumb ass decisions, everyone looks to who can we blame for the action. ADHD? Just a bad ass little bebe's kid that needs an ass whoopin or needs told no. People won't be happy until they are in a serving line being told when to eat/sleep/wipe/rinse/repeat. Baaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh
@LOOK_AT_THIS_I I agree, that really made perfect sense. I don't understand why people don't like to see the bigger picture. See, when rebels don't have guns to fight with, they build Molotov cocktails and that can apply with anyone. We humans, we're known to build weapons out of anything, it's like it's in our DNA or mind frame. Take guns away, they'll build bombs from house materials, so then what? Take all of our chemicals and alcohol, our gas, our electricity, our internet, our right to be outside? It's just how we are, and if people decide to want to place cameras everywhere...I declare them as hypocrites. The media likes to spin things so even the righteous can decide to take their own freedom and privacy away. You have to be very intelligent about the scenario. Things like this will always happen, we don't live in a perfect world. We need to just accept it and move on without leaving our future compromised to be less free and everything that could be harmful taken away. Look at this, they're blaming video games. What's the next step of the plan? You understand? Freedom has a cost, but I rather be free than stuck in a cage like a monkey and become limited.
On the same day of Sandy Hook a guy with a knife went crazy in asia... how many was he able to kill? Zero! Over 20 wounded though. The bombs in Bosten did kill how many? 2? Tons of people wounded though. It is just far easier to kill a lott of people in a short time with things that are designed to kill a lot of people in a short time. It is just ignorant to claim the opposite... Countries like Australia and the UK show that weapon-restrictions do work. Even the ban on automatic firearms in the USA shows that stuff like this works. The car example is also wrong. Cars already need to be registered. So when you do something wrong with your car, haveing a license plate leads directly for the guy who did something with it. Driving drunk gets your license revoked. Also cars have massive regulations as far as safety-measures are concerned. Running around on a street with a loaded AR15 doesn't even allow cops to get your name if you don't want to. Only after you started shooting around can they do something about it. Noone says that all firearms should be banned. With the hundreds of millions of firearms already in civilian hands that would not work anyway, but why to you need an AR15... why do you need 100-round magazines. Why do you need slide-fire. No hunter or self-defender would ever need that. Sure most of the crime is done with handguns and there is not a lot you can do about it, but if you can only prevent one sandy-hook wouldn't that be enough? Over 50 percent of all 'assault'-rifles used in mass shootings were bought legally... Also even if you don't ban a single gun... just create a registry... just like with cars. Do you think people would straw-purchase firearms if they could be easily linked. Do you think as many people would create crimes if the risk of getting caught rises... Sure the people are the main problem but the tools are the things were you can do something about.
And you wonder why no one respects conservatives.
It's not like progressives deserve any respect.
keeping a registry of people who buy games is great, but keeping a registry of who owns automatic weapons is unconstitutional and fascist. fox news logic
good ole fox news lol ready to create a video game registry but the thought of a national gun registry is somehow absurd and a leftist movement
I like FOX news. They have a lot of valid things to say; by far the most objective (I watch MSLSD also) Although I did not see this particular segment, statements like these rolling out of their mouths is ridiculously asinine. Makes FOX look and sound really bad. In reality though, the leftist organizations are hard-up more so for similar measures concerning video games. Objectivity is the key here...and actual PARENTING is the real solution to a lot of the BS that goes on!
First I believe all the "news" agencies are crap, but my biggest problem with fox new and hardcore republicans is they say they want less government but are usually the first ones sticking their noses in our business.
Good observation...however, "sticking their noses" comes from both sides. Think about what the Dem's have done with the US and it's disheveled state now? (enough politics...) What strikes me as funny is that every time this topic arises, the media acts like children have free and unlimited access to adult content. When in reality, the retailers have strict rules to comply with as far as the sale of mature games go (big penalty fines $$$). Safe bet adults are aiding and abetting.
Who pays attention, or cares what Fux News has to say?
Isn't that something the Nazi's would do? Stay classy Fox.
No offense to amercan people but USA is probably the only country in the world where the media would rather see a kid playing with a gun than playing a video game. Their reasoning is ridiculously stupid: "Hey look. All those guys on the screen have killed people and they have been playing video games." Well guess what? They haven't chopped their victims heads of with a freaking blu-ray disc. The problem is that these people had access to guns. Also show me a kid that doesn't play video games.
Don't question the logic of Americans,seriously a school gets shot up and people still don't want to get rid of the guns cause they somehow think they have some right to these weapons.
Shotguns are legal in the UK.
Fox News host suggests the creation of a violent video games registry. . . . Uuhgg... They won't be satisfied till our games are as sterile boring as they are.
If a video game is the cause of someone committing a crime chances are they weren't far from doing it themselves in the first place.videogames send someone crazy? They were probably never right in the head to begin with.
Yeh we have all these games in the uk but we dont have numerous mass shootings every year. Of course we dont have stupid gun laws and these tools sayjng more guns is the answer. I pity the actually intelligent people of America.
I doubt your pity is worth much.
You don't deserve my pity if your one of these fools demanding more guns. I cant help it if America is in the grip of fundamentalist Christians and neo-cons. Its your problem not mine. I'm happy to live in a country where shootings are rarer than rocking horse shit and you can go anywhere without the fear of some lunatic with an assault rifle killing your children. Look on the bright side eventually you will evolve, dunno how many kids and innocents will have to die first though. Stupid is stooooopid.
Derp! Fox News bad! Derp!
Don't blame the games and find the real problem...gaming since atari favorite arcade super contra